The black little liner is a definite must-have in anyone's beauty stash. It's classic, versatile, and goes with anything. My expectations for Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes was pretty high and I really didn't have any doubts about its performance. I'm a huge fan of the line already. I was really excited to receive this free sample with my Sephora Beauty Insider card. Aqua Eyes can be used as an eyeliner or eyeshadow. I tried it on its own to see what the staying power was like and also applied it in the waterline.
The pencil applied smoothly and didn't tug or pull at my eye. It lasted through some rolling around in the snow and a shower, but the colour wasn't as strong as when it was first applied.
Aqua Eyes sadly smudged on my bottom lash line and disappeared right away on my waterline (although I don't find a lot of liners that stay on the waterline).
I layered it underneath some black powder eyeshadow for a smoky eye and it did stay put - no smudging and lasted throughout the night. It was really easy to blend as an eyeshadow and intensified the powder shadow even more.
Overall, it didn't wow me like I thought it would. To me, it seemed like any other liner. It lives up to its water-proof claim but the colour does fade a bit. As for the smudging, my under eye area is usually prone to that and I always have to apply a powder shadow over a pencil liner. It isn't a must-have for me but it's not a bad one either. It's just kind of meh... What do you think of this liner and how did it work for you? Love to hear about it! Happy shopping!